Track: Human Factors and Ergonomics Competition
The aim of this work is to analyze how racial diversity groups are structured within several Brazilian’s companies. For this, the quantitative research methods building blocks and the indicators from the initiative of the Center for Studies on Work Relations and Inequalities (CEERT) of the Ethos Institute and of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) were used. A Racial Diversity Indicator and ScrumBan methodology were developed to assist in managing racial diversity in companies. Due to the fact of the 155 responses obtained through an online form, 60% responded that they had no black employees, and about 71% of the participants reported that there were no objective strategies for increasing black professionals in companies. Although there is an increase in the diversity management agenda among different sectors of society, the survey results show that 90% of respondents report that there are no career plans, goals or quotas to reverse the current data related to the lack of black professionals and black women in their organizations. Furthermore 56% or about 120 million people—are Afro-Brazilian, making the country home to the largest Black population in the Americas.